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By mingmong
Jul 10, 2007
  1. Help! I've got a Dell dimensions 4600, & i thought i would boost my graphics card because i got a couple of games that wouldn't play on my PC. I've gone out & got a Sapphire ATI Radeon X1650PRO graphics card, and when i tried to install it , it wouldn't fit into the green slot of my old graphics card. Am i a ***** cos i thought they were all standard fit? I did check that i had PCI Express PC. Can anyone tell me were i've gone horribly wrong. Many Thanks
     
  2. urbandragon

    urbandragon TS Rookie Posts: 231

    Well did you purchase a PCI-X or PCI-X16 card.

    the 2 use a different bus.

    PCI-X will be a smaller connector than PCI-X16
     
  3. mingmong

    mingmong TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi it's a PCI-X16
     
  4. mingmong

    mingmong TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Is that just wrong? & would i have to replace it?
     
  5. mingmong

    mingmong TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I'm not sure if my graphics card is a PCI or not , how could i find out? Cheers.
     
  6. urbandragon

    urbandragon TS Rookie Posts: 231

    From doing a quick google search the Sapphire ATI Radeon X1650PRO is an PCI-X16 card. Your dell is probably running on an AGP bus. The best way to determine that would be to search your asset tag on their website. I have seen instance of the exact same model having completely different hardware inside based on Custom To Order(CTO) configurations.

    If your Dell Does not have PCI-X16 then that card is not compatible.
     
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